$9.99 12 month CC discount prices for holders of valid photoshop CS licenses

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions
Toermalijn
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Re: Thanks but no thanks
In reply to JudyN, May 9, 2013

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Ray Ritchie wrote:

Leaving aside the issues of what's a fair price, I wonder seriously if Adobe hasn't opened itself to a class action suit there. Many of us must have done the same thing, based on their representations that we would in the future only be able to upgrade from one version back. The clear implication was that there would be an upgrade to CS6, and we would need to own CS6 to buy CS7 at a discount. Sounds like deliberate misrepresentation to me...

Good point.  I also might not have upgraded if they hadn't told me it would be only one version back.  Then again, CS6 is now my last version of PS, so it's fine that I've had the use of it for a while.  I WILL NOT rent software until there are NO OTHER options.  Right now there are.

This is MUCH more expensive than buying.  It's like leasing your car.  More expensive in the end, less per month.

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Yeah, but you still don't own anything...

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Re: Please explain
In reply to Toermalijn, May 9, 2013

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MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

The problem is, that as of cs4, Adobe only fixed bugs in upgrades, so if you have bugs in cs6 you need to upgrade in order to get them fixed....

That's strange, every 4 months or so I get security updates/bug fixes pushed to me from Adobe through the Adobe Updater. Do you have it disabled...?

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In reply to MrPhotoBob, May 9, 2013

MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

But if you ever upgrade your computer or your operating system, the day will surely come when CS6 will effectively become obsolete and non-functional.  Then you will have to choose between joining CC or looking for an alternative image editing product.  And if the subscription model makes money for Adobe, I would not be at all surprised if they do the same with Lightroom eventually.  This is what happens when one company has a near monopolistic position in a market.  Choices are limited.

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Framer wrote:

Toermalijn wrote:

MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

The problem is, that as of cs4, Adobe only fixed bugs in upgrades, so if you have bugs in cs6 you need to upgrade in order to get them fixed....

That's strange, every 4 months or so I get security updates/bug fixes pushed to me from Adobe through the Adobe Updater. Do you have it disabled...?

Have they fixed the remaining bugs yet? Ofcourse they didnt that is for the CC7 upgrade, they will not put themselfs out of business!

Ask JJmacks he knows about all the bugs and reports them, but they still refuse to fix some bugs.

As they did with cs4, cs5 and cs6...Business strategy, i am quite sure.

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In reply to Toermalijn, May 9, 2013

Toermalijn wrote:

Framer wrote:

Toermalijn wrote:

MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

The problem is, that as of cs4, Adobe only fixed bugs in upgrades, so if you have bugs in cs6 you need to upgrade in order to get them fixed....

That's strange, every 4 months or so I get security updates/bug fixes pushed to me from Adobe through the Adobe Updater. Do you have it disabled...?

Have they fixed the remaining bugs yet? Ofcourse they didnt that is for the CC7 upgrade, they will not put themselfs out of business!

Ask JJmacks he knows about all the bugs and reports them, but they still refuse to fix some bugs.

As they did with cs4, cs5 and cs6...Business strategy, i am quite sure.

I am not saying that others don't have bugs in their software but I use Photoshop almost daily (and have since 1994) and haven't had one issue in months. There are always going to be bugs, how are they supposed to fix every single one, for every issue out there?

I am not defending Adobe at all, I just find it interesting that you think every bug can be addressed and fixed.

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Framer wrote:

Toermalijn wrote:

Framer wrote:

Toermalijn wrote:

MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

The problem is, that as of cs4, Adobe only fixed bugs in upgrades, so if you have bugs in cs6 you need to upgrade in order to get them fixed....

That's strange, every 4 months or so I get security updates/bug fixes pushed to me from Adobe through the Adobe Updater. Do you have it disabled...?

Have they fixed the remaining bugs yet? Ofcourse they didnt that is for the CC7 upgrade, they will not put themselfs out of business!

Ask JJmacks he knows about all the bugs and reports them, but they still refuse to fix some bugs.

As they did with cs4, cs5 and cs6...Business strategy, i am quite sure.

I am not saying that others don't have bugs in their software but I use Photoshop almost daily (and have since 1994) and haven't had one issue in months. There are always going to be bugs, how are they supposed to fix every single one, for every issue out there?

I am not defending Adobe at all, I just find it interesting that you think every bug can be addressed and fixed.

Especially when new bugs were introduced by changing things from cs4 to cs5 and 6.

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Important point being missed here.
In reply to tom60634, May 11, 2013

Adobe offers 'discount' pricing for only one reason which is obvoius, they want as many users to move to their new payment plan as possible. The real reason? You will have no way out when they start squeezing you with price increases in the future. This is the real issue for me.

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In reply to Robgo2, May 11, 2013

Robgo2 wrote:

MrPhotoBob wrote:

pixd90 wrote:

I have photoshop CS4 and lightroom 4, which does the job. I am not a professional why would I need Photoshop CC.

I have CS6 and Lightroom 4, and I feel the very same way, it does a great job and I have no need for Cloud.

But if you ever upgrade your computer or your operating system, the day will surely come when CS6 will effectively become obsolete and non-functional.  Then you will have to choose between joining CC or looking for an alternative image editing product.  And if the subscription model makes money for Adobe, I would not be at all surprised if they do the same with Lightroom eventually.  This is what happens when one company has a near monopolistic position in a market.  Choices are limited.

Rob

I really do not see any reason for me to upgrade my software or my operating system in the future.  I have a new desktop computer that I just purchased along with CS6 and Lightroom4.  That is the only software that I will run on that computer.  I have a laptop with windows 8 as well as a second desktop computer that has windows 7 and if I have to do any upgrading it will be with those two computers. CS6 is only used for me to do my paintings, and I use Lightroom4 for my photography.  I would not have purchased CS6, but I did not care for the plug in that I had to use in CS5 in order to do my paintings.

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Re: Important point being missed here.
In reply to astralux, May 12, 2013

astralux wrote:

Adobe offers 'discount' pricing for only one reason which is obvoius, they want as many users to move to their new payment plan as possible. The real reason? You will have no way out when they start squeezing you with price increases in the future. This is the real issue for me.

Bingo! And the other thing, if you can't or won't pay anymore you are left with NOTHING!

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